144 players teed it up in the 2023 OUC Charity Golf Tournament at Shingle Creek Golf Club.

 Ten Orlando-area nonprofits were the big winners of the annual OUC Charity Golf Tournament on Feb. 25, with each receiving a supersized check for $10,000. In addition to raising money for good causes, the event kicked off OUC’s centennial celebration.

The tournament raised more than $100,000 from 144 employees, family members, friends and OUC vendors who competed for fun and prizes while playing a scramble format at Shingle Creek Golf Club.

“OUC is honored to partner with these organizations that are making a profound impact in the Central Florida community,” said Linda Ferrone, OUC’s Chief Customer & Marketing Officer. “A day of engagement to support great causes is the perfect way kick of the celebration of OUC’s centennial year. We’re grateful to our sponsors and community for rallying around us in this effort.”

Britta Gross, President of OUC’s Board, and Clint Bullock, General Manager & CEO, presented checks to:

Sarah Miller (center left) and Angela Garcia with A Gift for Teaching, which serves as the primary provider of free school supplies for teachers and students in Orange and Osceola county public schools.                                           

Noelle Soini (center) with Canine Companions, which provides service dogs at no cost to adults, children and veterans with disabilities, and facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and educational settings.                                             

Terrance Hunter (center left) and Vicki Landon with Central Florida Community Arts, which strives to create a safe place where the arts are affordable and accessible to all.             

Dr. Deborah Hilbert with the Florida Urban Forestry Council, which educates Floridians on the benefits of trees and the importance of preserving, managing and sustaining the urban forest.                                                               


Stephanie Garris with Grace Medical Home, which serves the ongoing physical, spiritual, mental health and dental needs of low-income uninsured residents in Orange County.                                                                                                                                                            

Dr. Jennifer Porter-Smith (center left) and Yvette Crawford with Legends Academy, which develops tomorrow’s leaders through STEM-focused education for students from kindergarten through 8th grade.                                     

Julie Matthews (center left) and Belinda Kirkegard with National Entrepreneur Center, which provides educational programming, industry expertise and assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs in Central Florida.                                                                     


Warren Houghland with Osceola Council on Aging, which provides services to enable independence and self-sufficiency for seniors, disabled adults, the disadvantaged and families in poverty.                                              

Rick Hauser with St. Cloud Main Street, which is a comprehensive revitalization program designed to encourage economic development and historic preservation in St. Cloud.                                                                                                                                              

Anthony Johnson (second from left), Eric Davidson and Kylie Blakey with McCormick Research Institute, which empowers veterans and individuals with special needs through equine-therapy.